Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Hartford, CT

Plan your visit! 

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art


Adults: $15

Seniors $12

Students: $5

Members, Hartford Residents & Youth (age 17 & under): Free

Mask Policy

Masks not required for fully vaccinated individuals.


Easy accessible on-site parking.



Noon – 8 pm

After 5 pm use the Avery Memorial entrance, located at 29 Atheneum Square North.

Saturdays and Sundays:

Noon – 5 pm

*No Appointment Needed

Nearby Restaurant Recommendations

Capital Grille (American/Steakhouse)

Salute (Italian)

The Wadsworth Atheneum is a must-see along the Connecticut Art Trail. I highly recommend taking the trip to this exceptional museum. Located in downtown Hartford, the Atheneum is regal from the outside; there are some really famous sculptures that are worth checking out. Furthermore, the importance of the exterior only begins to reflect just how spectacular the inside is. I wandered through the museum for about two hours and I still don't believe that I even scratched the surface of all the works and exhibits that the Wadsworth has to offer. Tall sweeping ceilings and room after room, you might find yourself lost! Filled to the brim with the most famous artists, new and old from around the world, it’s hard to begin to explain all that the Wadsworth has in store for you. Alas, I will try! Some of the highlights of my visit include the Leonardo Drew: Two projects installation in the front hallway, the Yayoi Kusama yellow pumpkin, the Great Hall, and the Contemporary Art gallery.​ Amongst all these gallery spaces there are some artists you might know and love. The Wadsworth showcases Andy Warhal, Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Loran Simpson and William Wegman, just to name a few. In their more historical collections you can find artists such as Salvadore Dali, Claude Monet, Renoir, and Joan Miro. The Wadsworth Atheneum did not disappoint and I can guarantee that it won't for you either.


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